Ruffino from Tuscany at Centara Grand Pratamnak


Branded Restaurant’s for Tulip Group

Tulip Group have announced that the rooftop Italian restaurant in their soon to be opened Centara Grand hotel in Soi 5 Pratamnak will be a “Branded” restaurant. Tulip hired DWP Next to work on the F&B concepts for the hotel and this has resulted in Tulip signing an exclusive agreement with Italian based winemaker Ruffino.

Ruffino has a 130 year history in producing world class Italian wines and this brand attachment is set to give the restaurant a different edge than is normally expected within a hotel F&B outlet.

General Manger of the hotel Dominique Rongé explained the thinking behind Tulip’s decision. “F&B is a very important aspect to running a successful hotel, the owners Tulip Group wanted to offer something different, not only to in-house guests but also the local community. It is our goal that people will not say, ‘Let’s go for dinner at Centara Grand, but let’s go for dinner at Ruffino.’ We are confident that the restaurant with its amazing views and the theme of Italian Costal cuisine will be a very attractive dining option.”

Ruffino wines are appreciated in over 90 countries worldwide. Ruffino has found the perfect blend of innovation and tradition that has kept it at the forefront for many years. Nestled in the beautiful countryside of the rolling hills of Tuscany, Ruffino’s seven estates produce some of the best wines from the region.

Ruffino will not just give their name to the restaurant, they will take an active role in menu design, and the overall concept, of which all will be coordinated with the assistance of DWP Next.

“It is a pleasure for us to work with DWP Next, their support, knowledge and overall professionalism has been of great help to us in order that all our F&B outlets in a way become more like standalone restaurants albeit that they are in our hotel. Ruffino is a true world class brand and it is very exciting to be working with a brand that has so much history,” said Tulip Group Vice President Jason Payne.

The luxury 5 Star property is expected to open last quarter 2013, Located in the heart of Pratamnak Hill’s residential area and just a short walk away from “Cosy” beach. The brand new Centara Grand features an inspiring décor with a subtle underwater-world theme, superb facilities and a variety of accommodation options that will suit the needs of couples, families and business travelers.

Jason Payne, Vice President of Tulip Group.Jason Payne, Vice President of Tulip Group.

Dominique Rongé, GM of Centara Grand Pratamnak.Dominique Rongé, GM of Centara Grand Pratamnak.